Quarterly Articles & Economic Scene

Tourism Updates

Participate in the “Show and Save” Program for International Visitors

March 21, 2023

HAT Marketing, the international representative for the Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), is developing an added value “show and save” program for visitors traveling to the Daytona Beach and West Volusia areas for overnight stays or day trips during their Florida vacation.

Grants & Funding

Ladies Who Launch Grant & Mentorship Program

March 13, 2023

The Ladies Who Launch Program provides women and nonbinary small business owners capital through a $10,000 grant, mentorship from industry experts, and six months of free education that supports them on their unique journeys.

Business News & Resources

Florida’s State Small Business Credit Initiative Webinar

March 13, 2023

Businesses, lenders and investors can learn how to access $142 million in new capital to fuel small business growth in Florida.

Job Fairs

REMINDER: Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition Job Fair

March 13, 2023

Are you seeking employees for your manufacturing/technology business? The Southeast Volusia Manufacturing & Technology Coalition (SEVMTC) – in partnership with CareerSource Flagler Volusia and the cities of New Smyrna Beach, Edgewater and Oak Hill – is hosting a job fair from 3 to 7 p.m. March 22.

Job Fairs

FitUSA Job Fair Happening Mar. 18

March 13, 2023

FitUSA Manufacturing, a veteran-owned manufacturer of high-end custom athletic and performance wear, professional sports jerseys, uniforms, and custom products is hosting a job fair from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Mar. 18 at its new Deland location at 801 E. International Speedway Blvd.

Workforce Updates

What is the Work Opportunity Tax Credit?

March 13, 2023

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment such as qualified veterans, ex-felons, long-term family assistance recipients or long-term unemployment recipients.


SBA Disaster Loans Still Available for Hurricanes Ian & Nicole

March 10, 2023

Businesses affected by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole still have time to apply for disaster assistance loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Events, Expos & Trade Shows

2023 West Volusia Economic Forum

March 06, 2023

The West Volusia Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the 2023 West Volusia Economic Forum from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5.

Entrepreneur Resources

VBR Presentation at 1 Million Cups

March 06, 2023

Join Volusia County Division of Economic Development Business Specialist Katrina Friel at 1 Million Cups for a presentation on Volusia Business Resources (VBR), a collaboration of local area economic development stakeholders responding to the needs of Volusia County businesses.

Grants & Funding

WomensNet Food & Beverage Grant Opportunity

March 06, 2023

Are you a woman-owned food and beverage business?

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